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Sheldon Jackson collection

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier:  SCA- 0067

Content Description

Sheldon Jackson was a Presbyterian minister and missionary as well as a political leader, and he was involved in establishing government agencies and Presbyterian community throughout the territory that became Alaska and the Western portions of the United States. The Sheldon Jackson Collection provides evidence of his work in Alaska and Colorado, including the establishment of the First Presbyterian Church of Sitka and the Museum of Alaskan Natural History and Ethnology. In addition, substantial family correspondence illustrates his personal life.


  • 1862 - 1928


1.45 Cubic Feet

4 Boxes

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady NY 12308 United States